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During and immediately after the California gold
rush, the way for a merchant to generate the
most profit was to move a limited amount of
scarce goods to San Francisco as quickly as
possible, rather than to carry larger loads more
slowly, determining
the design of the clipper
ship.
(A) to carry larger loads more slowly,
determining
(B) to carry larger loads more slowly, a
situation that determined
(C) carry larger loads more slowly, which
determined
(D) slowly carry larger loads which determined
(E) carrying larger loads more slowly, and this
was a situation in determining


OA -> B
read the explaination but didn't follow it... will post that if needed.

can some one please explain the logic behind this? thanks!

Hi Nitiman, I am not sure but this is an example of parallelism, here "that how items are placed on shelves " must be parallel to "how frequently the inventory turns ".
In "D" the use of "is" makes it incorrect.
Hope this helps....

Originally Posted by casmba View Post
Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.
(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code,which is already stimulating

my take is in bold!!

e is correct

Yes you are correct. E is the correct answer.

If the new department store would open by Thanksgiving, it will be attracting many holiday shoppers.
would open by Thanksgiving, it will be attracting
would be opened by Thanksgiving, it would be able to attract
was opening by Thanksgiving, it would be able to attract
was to open by Thanksgiving, it also will attract
opens before Thanksgiving, it will attract

I am finding it difficult to mug up the idiom usages. Mugging up is not my forte. Is there any other way to memorize idioms?

We adopted new procedures with the aim of reducing theft. - Correct
We adopted new procedures with the aim to reduce theft. - Incorrect

Any idea which rule has been applied here or do we have to mug it up?

Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.
(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code,which is already stimulating


I would go with B

A - the antecedent for pronoun 'they' is ambiguous.
B - correct
C - can be easily eliminated
D - the pronoun 'this' intends to stand for the provisions of the maritime code and hence is gramatically wrong.
E - absence of a main clause.

is correct option D?

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